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Whether you’re working with single crochet, half double crochet, or double crochet, working in joined rounds will leave a noticeable seam.

And, sometimes these joined seams will create a very noticeable curve with every new round added.

If you’re wondering why this happens, and would like to create a straight seam for your next tote bag, hat, hot pad or other project worked in joined rounds, here is the formula:

Every round increases to expand the size and stitch count of the last round. To create a straight seam, the round should not begin with the increase, it should end with one!
To help you keep each formula straight, we’ve made a Straight Seams Cheat Sheet for the Single, Half Double and Double crochet stitches.

Pin them, save them, and please share them with a friend who loves crochet:


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Did you use our cheat sheets to create a straight seam?? Let us know in the comments!

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